The IPAQ is used as a standardised measure to estimate habitual practice of physical activities of populations from different countries and socio-cultural contexts . Two-forms of the IPAQ have been developed: a short and a long ver-sion, both of which involve 7-day recall of physical activ-ity. The short-form (SF) was designed for use in surveillance studies, in which time is limited, and consists of 8 items to estimate the time spent performing physical activities (moderate to vigorous) and inactivity (time spent sitting). The long form (LF) was designed to provide a comprehensive evaluation of daily physical activities, and assesses the time spent walking, doing moderate-intensity and vigorous-intensity activity within the domains of work, transportation, domestic and gardening (yard) activities, and leisure-related activities.
Year: 2007 Authors: Maddison et al Disease: COPD Outcome: Physical activity / Muscle strenght
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Measure: Physical activity (minutes a day)
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 2
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Scale: Higher scores are better Reference: Maddison, R., Ni Mhurchu, C., Jiang, Y., Vander Hoorn, S., Rodgers, A., Lawes, C. M., & Rush, E. (2007). International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and New Zealand Physical Activity Questionnaire (NZPAQ): a doubly labelled water validation. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 4, 62.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Medical examination Licence needed: No 10.1186/1479-5868-4-62